Conferences & Symposia

Kennedy Library Conference and Discussion

The 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. The President's Commission on the Status of Women, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt from its beginning until her death in 1962, published its report about women in the workplace, in education, and under the law in October 1963.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University are partnering to mark this important historical milestone and to reflect on the status of American women 50 years later.


October 14, 2013
1–4:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Campus Center Ballroom on the 3rd floor.
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

with Allida Black, Eleanor Clift, Sue Cobble, Jill Ker Conway, Ellen Fitzpatrick RI '09, Sandra Fluke, Aileen Hernandez, Anita Hill, Tracy Roosevelt, and Hilda Solis

Register to attend the October 14 event in person.

Or view live WEBCAST of the October 14 conference.

Schedule subject to change. 

For more information about the President's Commission on the Status of Women, see the webpage on supplemental resources.